Sockeye in the Cedar

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Richard Olmstead, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. Richard Olmstead BigDog

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    If you have a kid that loves fish, or if YOU love fish, now is the time to take a stroll along the Cedar River. I like it up near Landsburg.

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  2. Olive bugger Active Member

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    The beauty of Autumn.

    Thanks for posting Richard.
  3. Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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    You didn't happen to see any large bows feeding on eggs did you? I would love to watch that, and it has me considering alevin flies in the first week of the season, even though it would definitley be late for the emergence. Possibly a small baitfish streamer with an orange belly. Seems like the trout would immediatley recognize it as food.
  4. Tim Lockhart Working late at The Office

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    In the past they've come in prior to season end (late August) and some of the largest rainbow's you'll see all year will take anything. They'll gladly roll on a PMX in broad daylight for example.
  5. Jim Speaker Active Member

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    The day I got my biggest cedar bow nymphing I also landed a big male sockeye on the same nymph in the same pool.
  6. DennisE Topwater and tying.

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    Maybe a small Chum Baby?
  7. Richard Olmstead BigDog

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    No, and I was looking to see if there were any 'shadows' hanging out below the redds, but I didn't see any.
  8. Danielocean Steelhead Virgin

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    What are they biting on?
  9. Richard Olmstead BigDog

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    Daniel -
    The Cedar is closed to fishing this time of year to protect the spawning salmon. The open season is June through August.
    Dick
  10. Danielocean Steelhead Virgin

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    Oh okay.
  11. plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus

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    Also, aren't you supposed to be focused on steel right now? Head in the game, man, head in the game!

    Also, those are some nice pictures. Sockeye are cool fish.
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  12. Danielocean Steelhead Virgin

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    Yes I am 100% dedicated to steelhead. Mr Olmstead just did not get my sarcasm/joke. Sundowners perhaps.